"Principle of respect for privacy 1. Public authorities shall have respect for privacy, particularly when processing personal data. 2. When public authorities are authorised to process personal data or files, particularly by electronic means, they shall take all necessary measures to guarantee privacy. 3. The rules relating to personal data protection, notably as regards the right to have access to personal data and secure the rectification or removal of any data that is inaccurate or shall not have been recorded, shall apply to personal data processed by public authorities."
DocumentCoE (Committee of Ministers): Recommendation Rec(2007)7 of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on Good Administration, art. 9.1-3
- Everyone who offers proof of identity has the right to know whether information concerning him/her is being processed, and to obtain it in an intelligible form.
- Everyone has the right to rectification of incorrect personal data.
- Everyone who offers proof of identity has the right to have rectifications made to information about them in the case of unlawful, unnecessary, or inaccurate entries.
- Personal data should only be collected for specified and legitimate purposes.
- Collection of personal data should be minimized, relevant, and limited to purposes pursued.